Coronavirus pandemic: Social and economic impact on women in Scotland with childcare responsibilities

Joint briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on women with childcare responsibilities in Scotland

Close the Gap and Engender with Women's Budget Group

March 2021

This briefing uses data from the joint survey on the impact of Covid-19 developed by Close the Gap, Engender, the UK Women's Budget Group, Fawcett Society, Women's Equality Network Wales, and Northern Ireland Women's Budget Group. The findings reinforce pre-existing evidence that women's employment has been disproportionately impacted by additional caring responsibilities over the course of the crisis and that mitigating activity is needed to return to gender equality gains.

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